Driver dead as two trains collide in Haryana

Palwal (Haryana): A local train rammed into the Lokmanya Tilak Haridwar Express amid foggy conditions near here today, leaving the driver of one of the trains dead and two others injured.

While the driver of the Palwal-Ghaziabad EMU was killed, the assistant driver of the train and guard of the express train were injured in the mishap, Northern Railway spokesperson Neeraj Sharma said.

"There was fog in the morning and the EMU driver probably could not see the signal and hit the train from behind," he said. Sharma said further details were awaited.

The mishap hit road traffic on the route, disrupting the movement of about 15 trains.

General Manager of Northern Railway AK Puthia along with senior railway officials have rushed to the spot and are monitoring the situation.

The railway spokesperson said passengers of both the trains were safe.

The EMU driver killed in the accident has been identified as Yashpal.

The injured guard of the express train has been identified as BB Gupta, Railway Spokesperson Anil Saxena said. Northern Railway has opened helpline numbers to disseminate information about the accident.

The helpline numbers are 011-23459748, 1072, and 011-23341074.

Trains en route Palwal-Asaoti section, which were held up, are being cleared through another line.

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